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Back Pain: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

  More and more people are suffering with back, neck and muscular disorders in the UK today. The impact on our working life is increasing with more than 31 million working days lost at a cost of £14bn to the economy.   Most people will experience an episode of acute back pain at some point,…


Knee osteotomy – the alternative to knee replacement

Our consultant orthopaedic knee surgeon Mr Minhal Chatoo talks through knee osteotomy procedures at One Hatfield Hospital. Find out about patient suitability, the procedure and results   Mr Chatoo will be delivering a lecture to GPs on knee osteotomy at our Hot Topics Lecture Day at Watford Football Club on Tuesday 17th September  Book your…


How to examine the Shoulder in 1 minute by Mr Rajeev Sharma

Watch our consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Rajeev Sharma discuss how to examine a shoulder in detail and how to perform a 1 minute shoulder examination.   Mr Sharma will be speaking at our GP and AHP lecture morning on Saturday 7th September at One Hatfield Hospital. Book your place here   


Snoring… Why put up with it?

  A good night’s sleep has many important health benefits including reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, improving brain function and maintaining heart health. Unfortunately disorders of breathing can get in the way.   One in four people suffer with snoring. It happens because of the vibration and partial blockage of the nose and throat. It…


Prostate Cancer – Be Proactive. Get Tested

  Every year over 45,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK and around 10,000 men will die from the disease, it is the most common solid organ cancer in the male population and around 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.     For the first…


One Ashford Physios attend the London Shoulder Meeting 2019

  Our great team of physios, including Jo Gordon – Physiotherapy Lead and Senior Physiotherapists Sarah Staveley and Sarah Thomas attend the annual London Shoulder Meeting 2019.   We are privileged to have such an experienced team of physios working at the hospital, and events such as the London Shoulder Meeting help them to keep…


Vascular Tips and Observations for GPs by Mr Hamish Hamilton

This month we spoke to our Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon Mr Hamish Hamilton to find out the key tips and observations GPs need to know about vascular conditions.   Varicose veins   Correlate the symptoms with the clinical venous presentation – typically venous symptoms are aching legs after standing or at the end of the…


One Ashford Hospital Launches Team Endoscopy

Endoscopy Tests at One Ashford Hospital Providing a Consultant Delivered Service and Allaying Patient Fears   One Ashford Hospital is pleased to announce that we now have our very own purpose built Endoscopy suite, housing the latest endoscopy equipment. This enables us to offer a wide range of procedures in an environment which prioritises patient…